What activities should people with phimosis avoid?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

People with phimosis should avoid any activity that will irritate, infect, or otherwise cause the foreskin to tighten further. In particular, people with phimosis should never try to force the foreskin to retract before it is ready to do so, which can cause scarring. Unhygienic activities can lead to infection. It's also possible that some chemicals, such as those in bubble bath liquid, can cause the skin to tighten.

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